We are getting some much-needed rain showers, which means today's run might be soggy and wet. In the early days, I would have chosen either covering my socks with bread bags, duct tape, or some other crazy invention to prevent soggy feet. Luckily, however, my Brooks running shoes have a GORE-TEX lining to provide breathable, waterproof protection from the elements. I simply don't like taking a rain check from running and want to accept the elements. Running in the elements and inclement provides numerous benefits for training. It creates the mental toughness to endure any elements on race day. It also tests your gear and apparel for any conditions. So, get out on the trail, regardless of the conditions, and tear it up!